• "Calm and welcoming staff and environment that provides a positive and judgement free atmosphere"

     

  • "Friendly counsellor, open to speak as much as I was comfortable with. The discussion gave me things to consider and focus on after the session"

  • If you're feeling stressed, worried or anxious

    You can quickly and easily self-refer to get the help and support you need.

     

Welcome to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is your local IAPT service, IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. All of us at some point feel low, anxious, worried or depressed. It is completely normal but it can also start to impact what we do and who we are and when we reach that point it is important to get help to prevent these feelings getting worse. We understand that seeking support is a big step. There are many situations in a person’s life which may cause stress, anxiety, low mood or depression. We hope to provide you with support and information that will help you feel yourself again.

Our NHS Healthy Minds teams cover Herefordshire and Worcestershire and provide a range of free, confidential support. This includes: 

  • Online therapy which you do at your own pace and in your own time
  • Groups and Courses where you can share (as much or as little as you wish) and learn from other people
  • Or more traditional 1:1 support
  • We can also help you access some of the great resources available in your local area which might be more appropriate for you, or which can complement the service we provide. Click here to find out what is available locally

Herefordshire Healthy Minds

Previously known as Let's Talk, we support people who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. To access the service you must be aged 18 or over and registered with a GP in Herefordshire. You can self-refer by either calling: 01432 347606 or to complete the online self-referral form  click here

Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Supporting people aged 16 and over, who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. To access the service you must be aged 16 or over and registered with a GP in Worcestershire. You can self-refer by either calling: 0300 302 13 13 or to complete the online self-referral form  click here

Coronavirus and Mental Wellbeing

Looking after your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives. In these challenging and unprecedented times, it's normal to experience increased levels of stress, anxiety, low mood or depression. But don’t worry it’s common and you’re not alone.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

Public Health England has produced a guide to help you look after your mental health during COVID-19, click here to read more. 

You can now also access dedicated Silver Cloud online therapy modules to help reduce stress, anxiety and increase resilience as a result of COVID-19.  

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Note: you will need to enter one of the following PINs: HEREFORDSHIRE or WORCESTERSHIRE to access the modules.

Alternatively, explore this page to access lots of useful links, tips and resources to help maintain your mental wellbeing. 

Click on the below squares to download the support guides

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